Counselor Colloquium

Each year we gather high school counselors from Colorado's Western Slope together with college admissions representatives from 20+ colleges and universities. Through a series of workshops, panels and presentations, we create an open dialogue about the best ways to help our students navigate their future with educational opportunities, college and beyond. 


Location:  Virtual

Date: May, specific date TBD

Time: TBD

Cost: Free


  • So You’re A School Counselor… College Admissions 101

  • Career Focused Post-Secondary Options

  • Alternative Routes to Traditional College: Certifications, Gap Years, Military and more

  • Financial Aid - Access to $$

  • Effective Personal Statements and Recommendations for Any Application

  • College Prep and Transitions - How We Can Get Them Ready (focus on First Generation)

  • Academic Services and Advising - How Colleges Help Once They Get There

  • College Application Landscape - Portfolios, Capstones, Testing and Recommendations

  • What Are College Campuses Doing to Address Mental Health?

  • Finding A FIT - 5 Steps to Helping Your Students Find the Best Future

We'll begin the day with coffee and light breakfast fare. Please arrive at 8:00am so you have time to park and grab a coffee before we kick things off. Each of the above sessions will repeat twice, so you'll be able to attend a total of four sessions throughout the day.

Please reach out to Margaret Sheehe at or 570-854-3776 with questions!


As we consider the best way to reach the students of the Colorado Western Slope in pursuit of post-secondary options, College Outreach is again hosting a colloquium for counselors from Western Slope high schools to meet, learn and collaborate on the current educational opportunities and admissions landscape with admissions representatives from a variety of colleges and universities.


Previously, College Outreach had hosted a series of seminars (College Next Spring Seminars) for high school students and their parents. The seminars, given by college admissions representatives, included topics to help students better prepare their college application process - financial aid, student athletes, essay writing and more. We believe we are better able to prepare students by enabling their counselors access to the most relevant, up-to-date, information on the post-secondary process. By bringing in representatives from a variety of post-secondary programs, colleges and universities, counselors will be able to get answers to the questions most relevant for our Western Slope students.